ODNR Fishing Report 09/28/2004: Western Basin, OH,
Fishing Report Posted: September 28, 2004

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Posted by ODNR on September 28, 2004 at 22:23:51:

Surface temperatures are around 66 degrees.

Western Basin

Most walleye fishing effort has shifted to the sandbar area between Huron
and Avon. As water temperatures drop shallow nearshore areas and reefs
around the Bass Islands and Kelleys Island will produce walleye. Troll
crankbaits or spoons during low light periods for best results.

Yellow Perch
The best fishing has been W of west reef near North Bass Island, around
Niagara reef, on the gravel pit, near the Marblehead lighthouse, and near
"C" can of the international border NE of Kelleys Island. Fish just off the
bottom using perch spreaders tipped with shiners.

Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth bass fishing has been improving as temperatures drop and fish
move nearshore. The best smallmouth bass fishing has been on the reefs of
the Camp Perry firing range, around the Bass Islands, Kelleys Island and
Sandusky Bay. Use tube jigs, drop shot rigs with goby imitations, soft
craws or shiners for best results.

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